The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

Dinner 10/30

Crab and Corn Bisque $4 cup /$6 bowl


Shrimp Remoulade

Cajun Spiced Boiled Shrimp, House Remoulade Sauce, Fried Green Tomatoes $8


Vegetable Etouffee

Squash, Peppers, Onions, Celery, Pinto Beans, Spicy Tomato Sauce over Rice $10


Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Roasted Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Celery, White Rice $12